why cant you extrapolate that evolution process back billions of years?
We obviously dont have the fossil record to show exactly the path that occured
We are simply guessing about the fossils we find and their place on the evolutionary ladder. It is easy to see evolution among species and genus and even to some extent in taxonomic families but beyond that it is all guess. (you can often cross species and not even create a true hybrid offspring so the species label is nothing but a group of organisms with essentially the same DNA but with distinctive traits. Beefalo come to mind--crossed one way the progeny are not sterile.)
The complexity and diversity of organisms is hard to enumerate and to comprehend. Add that to the enormous complexity of the universe and it is very hard to explain. I can't say it is not God made or there is no God when I think about this complexity. It is mind boggling. For almost all of human history man has believed in gods--how are those centuries of belief any less compelling than some of the far flung theories of evolution?
The point being people that insist that life arose from a DNA pool in a random way are making a proposition no more far fetched and no more fact based than a Creationist who claims it is all God made.
I once had a genetics professor that said the chances of diverse life and complex life as we know it arising randomly is less likely than a tornado hitting a junk yard and leaving behind a completely functioning 747.
I don't know and you don't know.
This post was edited on 1/24 at 3:43 pm